Maybe the good thing to come out of him dismissing this is that the clamour for him to leave is increasing. Hopefully this could give him a jolt and buck his ideas up. I doubt it like! Apparently Sigurdsson has said in the press it's a season defining week with Brighton, Lyon and Arsenal.
I think the players are aware of the pressure they are under. They need to stand up and be counted. The manager also. I'm just under the impression he's not trying hard enough.